‘SNL’ envisions Twitter’s content moderation in the Elon Musk era | entertainment

The “only two Twitter employees who haven’t been fired yet” had an unenviable role in a skit on Saturday, November 5’s episode Saturday night live. The characters played by SNL Stars Chloe Fineman and Kenan Thompson have had to listen to banned users campaigning for the tech mogul (and former SNL Host) Elon Musk owns the social media company.

First up in the sketch is a conspiracy theorist who plays Cecily Strong: “The COVID plan demy was created by Big Pharma to shut me up,” says Strong in character. “Sorry, am I too loud for your precious ICUs? You’re not even sick!”

Then comes a militaristic video gamer, played by Bowen Yang, who has been banned from Twitter for doping another gamer. “I posted his real name, home address, middle school schedule and said, ‘Twitter, do your thing.'” says the player.

Amy Schumer, host of Saturday SNL Episode, stars a user who swears she’s not a bot. “I’m all woman and I love funny guys like you,” she says of Thompson’s character. “Oh my god. You’re so funny. I bet you have a great social security number.”

And Punkie Johnson’s character says she speaks on behalf of Black Twitter and protests Musk’s plan to charge users for Twitter features. “We’re just saying, nope, mate. We’d rather cross our asses to MySpace and make it pop again,” she says.

Finally, James Austin Johnson comes as a certain ex-POTUS who unleashes a free-wheeling tirade about Jonathan Taylor Thomas — or “Jonathan Dalyor Dhomas,” as he pronounces it — and Chevy Chase.

“It’s me, Donald John Trump. Just John, not Jonathan,” he says. “But I know many Jonathans and respect them all but none more than JDD himself, Jonathan Daylor Dhomas, who is a personal friend of mine. I looked at him handyman, and I said that the boy is going to be a star, and he was only for a very short time. But JDD wasn’t very nice to Chevy Chase man of the house, he was? And many say Chevy [was] not very pretty [the] sentence of community. won’t be back [the] reboot. Can you belive that?”

Saturday is SNL The episode also featured a fake commercial for COVID as a solution to burnout at work, a sketch about an overwrought jury, a cold opening with a presidential address on the “big whoops” halves. And in a parody on Netflix The ObserverSchumer plays a suburban mother whose dirty property brothers Secret becomes public knowledge!

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